6 Things Parents Can Do to Squash Sibling Rivalry

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Let Kids Express Their Emotions

Recognize that childhood is a time when social skills are not yet fully developed. “Kids are still learning how to control feelings, how to cope with their anger,” Cassatly says. So when your child comes over to you and starts venting about a sibling, refrain from offering excuses or pointing out that both children share the blame. Instead, show them that you understand how they’re feeling. Hear them out, and allow them to share their frustration, no matter who you think is “really” at fault.